From Latin quiētus (“at rest”).
quietus (usually uncountable, plural quietuses)
- A stillness or pause; something that quiets or represses; removal from activity; especially: death.
- c. 1600, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1:
- […] when he might himself his quietus make with a bare bodkin?
- 1886, Henry James, The Bostonians.
- Olive's specific terrors and dangers had by this time very much blown over; Basil Ransom had given no sign of life for ages, and Henry Burrage had certainly got his quietus before they went to Europe.
- Final settlement (as of a debt).
Perfect passive participle of quiēscō (“repose, lie still”).
quiētus m (feminine quiēta, neuter quiētum); first/second declension
- at rest/nap, quiet, keeping quiet.
- peaceful, neutral.
- tranquil, calm.
- excused, absolved of
- Portuguese: quedo, quieto
- Romanian: încet, cet
- Romansch: quiet, quieu, tgieu, cieu
- Sardinian: chetu, achietu, chietu
- Sicilian: cuetu, quetu
- Spanish: quedo, quieto
- Venetian: chieto, chiet, cet
- “quietus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
- “quietus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
- Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to lay oneself down to slee: somno or quieti se tradere
- in a dream: per quietem, in quiete
- to remain inactive in camp: se (quietum) tenere castris